Care passed to her Savior, Jesus Christ, on July 12, 2021. Arleen June Fiedler was born in Sterling, CO June 13, 1929 to John and Kathryn Stumpf. She was baptized in a German congregational church and continued as a member until World War II. There were strong feelings against Americans speaking German during that time so the family decided to move to Ft. Collins, CO and attend an English speaking Lutheran church. Arleen's family joined the American Lutheran church where she was confirmed and remained a member until the family's move to California in 1948.
Arleen was a farm girl and all that entailed; chores, chores and more chores!
She and her family joined St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Woodland, CA. where she met her future husband, Duane, in Walther League activities. They married there on March 5, 1950 and their three children were baptized and confirmed there.
In 1990, Arleen and Duane retired and moved to Newport, WA. They joined Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Spokane where they were active members. In 2002, Arleen and Duane made the move to Spokane where they could be closer to their church. Arleen volunteered in Altar Guild, church bulletin and newsletter activities and the quilting group.
Later, Arleen moved to Spokane Valley and joined Hope Lutheran Church.
Preceded in death by husband Duane, daughter Susan Gentry, her parents, brother Ken and two siblings as infants.
Surviving are her brother, Ron (Kay); son Richard (Jill) Fiedler of Spokane Valley, WA; daughter Joan (Larry) Hyatt of West Point, UT; three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial gifts may be made to Hope Lutheran Church in Spokane Valley, WA. A memorial service is pending. Guestbook: www.riplingerfuneralhome.com
Published by Spokesman-Review on Jul. 18, 2021.